Hop Aboard! Baby’s First Vehicles by Elliot Kruszynski. Candlewick Press, 2021. 9781536217780
Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4
Format: Board book
Genre: Picture book
What did you like about the book? Bright illustrations and smiling animals invite the reader to “Hop aboard!” Each double page spread shows a large group of familiar animals riding on a smiling anthropomorphic vehicle. Beginning with “Hop aboard the baby boat!” little ones are encouraged to board a baby car, plane, truck, bus, bike, and train. The final page has readers blasting off aboard a baby rocket with a large mirror. The text includes a variety of sound and action words that will encourage little ones to join in the story: “vroom vroom!, honk honk! choo choo! And zooooom!” A fun choice for little ones.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? This would be a fun participatory story to read at a baby and toddler story time. Share it with babies and toddlers who like vehicles.
Who should buy this book? Public and pre-school libraries
Where would you shelve it? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
Date of review: October 15, 2021